Good Day Everyone,Please mark your calender for our annual Aikido New Year Celebration to kick start the next training year. This celebration called Kagami Biraki (鏡開き) is a Japanese traditional celebration which translates to "Opening the Mirror". It calls for each of us to take a closer look at ourselves, seek ways to gave up our bad habits, and commit to a deeper level of self-improvement. This is also the opportunity that all students from both locations and all classes will gather on the mats at the same time to demonstrate what they are learning in aikido. Date: Saturday, January [...]
Good Day Everyone, Congratulations to all the students attended the Utada seminar last weekend. We all had a wonderful time learning different aspects of aikido - especially weapons training and freestyle training. You can view the sunset beach bokken training and beach tanto training videos on the VIDEO page of our website. We are very happy to see all the progress everyone's making. We have now scheduled our next belt and kyu test on December 19th and test preparation is already underway. Each class will be testing during their normal Saturday class hours. If you need extra private sessions before [...]
Registration is now open for the November Utada Kancho Seminar - come and join the FUN! This 3-day seminar includes beach bokken training, explanation of all controls, focused weapons training, and the philosophical and mystical aspects of aikido. Don't forget to bring a notebook! Some of you have attended last year's session with an introduction to attack and counter-attacks using the bokken, jo, and tanto. I have heard from several students that they really enjoyed this new form of weapons training we don't normally teach in our dojo. Some students enjoyed using the internal movement of ki to unbalance uke. [...]
Our next test date for the Kids, Youth, and Adult classes are scheduled for September 19th. We will begin test training starting the last week of August. During training, we will be watching all the students to see who is putting in the effort to prepare for test. During the second week of September, we will decide which student will be invited to test. Let us know if you have any questions! OSU, Aikido Del Mar
Hello students and parents, We are hosting a demonstration which includes all three classes on Saturday, August 1st from 11:00 am - 12:30pm, followed by a traditional potluck lunch. This demonstration provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate what each student is learning in class, as well as give many beginner students their first experience demonstrating what they know in front of an audience. Each student will demonstrate something, whether it be a roll, fall, or a technique learned in class. Nothing needs to be perfect, but making your best effort is what we are looking for. It will be up to [...]
Good Day Aikidoka, We will have normal scheduled classes this weekend on July 4th. Note, youth students will not be running in the month of July - bring your yoga mats for a 30 minute Yoga/Pilates session after our regular youth class. Parents are friends are welcome to join free of charge. Let us know if you have any questions! OSU!
Good day everyone! Reminder - all students of the kids class and youth class at both locations are invited to our "Beginning of Summer Pizza Party" this Saturday June 6th! Uniform (gi) is NOT necessary! Please arrive directly to the grass field at 11am. There will be games, pizza, and prizes from 11am-1pm! Come and Join us on the field for some games, pizza, and prizes! NOTE: Each student can bring a friend to the party. We will provide the pizza, so please bring lawn chairs, snacks, drinks to share with all of your friends! Questions? Please email AikidoDelMar@gmail.com or [...]
Good Day Everyone! We have scheduled our upcoming kids test on Saturday, May 16th. Test preparation will begin this week. Private classes will be available week before the test. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Some parents also asked about personal defense seminars to keep their children safe. At our second location in Encinitas, there is a self-defense seminar happening this Sunday for teens and adults. There will also be a free counter kidnapping class for children from 12 noon to 1pm. See attached PDF (Personal Defense and Safety Flyer) for more information.
Our next test for aiki-youth and aikido adult class is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Test preparation is already underway in the aiki-youth class. We are also into the second weekend for brown belt training with three more sessions until test date. In order for students to better prepare for their techniques, we have complied links to the official yoshinkan videos corresponding to the test requirements from 10th kyu to 4th kyu. Here are the Test Video Links for each kyu Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Osu! Happy Training!
Good Day Everyone! Looking for some fun this Friday night? Come and join us for movie night! We will be doing a private screening for a modern day samurai movie at the Boys and Girls Club from 6:30-8:30pm. This event is open to all friends and families of Aikido Del Mar. Bring some drinks and snacks to share with your friends if you like. Note, due to the nature of samurai movies and some graphic contents in the beginning of the film, this movie could be rated PG-13 and parental discretion is advised. Let us know if you have any questions!